This department is well-known for its research contributions in core areas of Statistics as well as its involvement in applied work relating to Agriculture, Socio Economic and Medical Problems in and around Kerala. Prof.U.S. Nair after taking Ph. D under the Guidance of one of the then most eminent Statistician Prof. E. S. Pearson, University of London returned to Kerala and founded this department of Statisitcs way back in 1945. His theoretical contributions made to Statistics during his service in this University form some of the basic and fundamental discoveries in Statistics. Dr. (Miss) Aleyamma George then assumed the charge as Head of the department during 1957 and contributed much in the field of Vital Statistics. Prof. R. N. Pillai after his acquired experience in research and teaching from various Universities of USA joined in this department in 1982 and he has done some pioneering research works. Starting from characterization problems, Prof. R. N. Pillai branched into limit theorems, semi-stable laws, geometric infinite divisibility, stochastic processes and time series modeling. During his tenure as a Professor in this department Dr. T. V. Ramanathan and Dr. K. Jayakumar were awarded by the International Statistical Institute (The Netherlands) their Jan Timberjan Young Statistician Awards for the years 1993 and 1995 respectively.
Dr. T. S. K. Moothathu is another well-known teacher of this department and made an imprint in the research history of this department by publishing about 40 papers in research areas like “Inequality measures”, “Point Estimation” and “Distribution Theory”.
With the above rich heritage acquired on Research, the department is still moving forward in research with some emerging new areas of Statistics namely “Order Statistics”, “Distribution Theory”, “Ranked Set Sampling” and “Reliability Studies”. The details are given below.
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